Yard Design & Layout
How to Design Your Garden Like the Zodiac Sign Cancer
The Cancer garden is a haven for those who love summer, the beach, and the moon. They'll plant a variety of fruits and veggies: especially melons. Their flowers will pop with color and diversity. The Cancer garden has a moon gate, gorgeous water features, and seashell mulch to prevent weeds.
How to Design Your Garden Like a Gemini
A Gemini garden should be a place of wonder, beauty, and excitement. There should be a blast of green flora, unusual flowers bobbing in the wind, citrus fruits hanging from branches, and serpentine paths. The Gemini garden is ideal for the meditative thinker and the party host who wants to dazzle.
How to Decorate Your Garden Like an Aries
The Aries garden should be a blast of red. It should have a variety of plants, dazzling features, and plenty of entertaining sights for guests. You want your garden to be rich with flowers and fruits. There is also space to play yard games and experiment with an outdoor pizza oven.
Different Types of Mulch and Mulching: Which One's Best?
How much mulch is enough? Which mulch is right for your yard? How do you apply it properly? Learn the answers to these questions along with the many benefits of mulch.
Garden Tours Spark Inspiration, Relaxation, and Conversation
The next time you find yourself in a rut, take a walk and see what nature has to offer. Be inspired by what gardeners are doing to enhance our environment. Strike up a conversation. Take the knowledge you gain home with you. Create your own backyard oasis.
Great Plant Ideas for Your Poolside Landscape Design
Learn what to consider when designing a plant bed near your swimming pool. This poolside landscaping can create a lush, luxurious environment for lounging and enjoying your pool retreat for seasons to come!
How to Create a Backyard Labyrinth One Step at a Time
I've included my step-by-step process of creating a backyard labyrinth near my garden beds for use as a walking meditation.
Top Tackiest Garden Ornaments You Love/Hate to See
What possesses otherwise sane and balanced people to fill their gardens with gnomes, black jockeys, and plastic flamingos? Take a look at this collection of wonderfully tasteless lawn ornaments.
How to Build Rustic Stone Planters for Your Garden
Making a beautiful garden with rustic field stone planters can be very costly. Find out how to cleverly make your own version for just a few dollars or pennies and save a fortune.
How to Upcycle an Old Ladder Into a Garden Trellis
Looking for upcycling projects or ideas for what to do with old ladders? This article will show you how to make a DIY garden trellis by repurposing an old ladder.
French Garden Design
You don’t need to have a backyard the size of the one at Versailles Palace to create a French garden. The same balance and eye appeal are easy to achieve, even on a limited budget. Take a peek at a few famous French garden examples and learn how to create a French-style garden in your own backyard.
5 of the Best Low-Maintenance Plants for Landscaping
Landscaping can be very simple when you choose low-maintenance plants. Beautiful plants like hostas and daylilies will beautify your yard with very little effort.
6 Low-Maintenance Ground Cover Plants to Prevent Weeds
From golden creeping Jenny to Mazus, these low-maintenance ground covers grow thickly and spread quickly to choke out weeds.
Best Plants and Erosion Controls for Slopes and Hillsides
Live on a hill? Here are some different solutions to hillside erosion. How should you landscape these areas? What plants are best for these areas that will also sustain wildlife?
Home Landscaping: How to Avoid the 5 Biggest Mistakes
A how-to guide for avoiding garden problems in the future by planning in advance. Suggestions have been included to assist you in making wise to avoid landscaping mistakes.
How to Build a Dry-Stack Stone Retaining Wall the Right Way
To build a natural dry-stone retaining wall, prepare the site: plan for good drainage, proper width-height ratio, and distance between tiers. Lay high-quality stones and use a geotextile backing to ensure the wall lasts a long time.